Kimberly Becker, director of the Central Kansas Dream Center, will be the featured speaker at the next NAMI meeting, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9, in the basement of St. Rose Ambulatory and Surgery Center, 3515 Broadway.
NAMI, or National Alliance on Mental Illness, is a free support group for individuals living with mental illness and their family members. It meets from 7-9 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month in the Thelma Harms Room at St. Rose.
For more information contact Mary Radenberg, president, 620-617-1690 or email@example.com.
Becker was born and raised in Great Bend and returned here in 2005, after eight years in McPherson. According to the biographical information she provided, she has overcome two seizure disorders, mental health issues and an eating disorder that almost took her life in 2000.
After several short-term mission trips, God called her to ministry in August 2010.
Becker is a credentialed Assembly of God minister, actively involved in church and outreaches. She and her husband Dwayne also are directors of Central Kansas Lifeline Connection, an outreach program for individuals with life-controlling issues. God opened the doors to Lifeline Connection in August 2012 and sponsors have facilitated over 40 groups, touching many lives through self-referrals, community corrections, court services and churches.
Becker became the director of the Daniel R. Trickey Life Giving Center in February of 2013 after years of working with high-risk kids and in mental health. In July 2013, the old Roosevelt school became Central Kansas Dream Center. It has a homeless transition shelter for women and their children, a soup kitchen and a financial assistance program. In August 2013 CKDC started a six-month residential discipleship program.